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Gambler accused of cheating Washington casino out of nearly $40K

A gambler is charged with cheating a Washington casino out of more than $38,000 after his alleged sleight of hand was caught on camera.

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7/8/2020

article 4 Tribal Casinos May Introduce Sports Betting To Washington State
(Washington) -- Four tribes in Washington have opened negotiations with the state government to introduce sports betting. Earlier this year, the Legislature authorized...

7/7/2020

article Four tribal casinos in vanguard to introduce legal sports betting to Washington state
(Washington) -- Four Washington state tribes have opened negotiations with the state government to introduce sports betting. Earlier this year, the legislature...
article Suquamish Tribe First to Apply for Washington Sports Betting License
(Washington) -- The Suquamish Tribe in Washington State was the first to apply for a sports betting license, according to state officials. The application will allow the...

6/30/2020

article Northern Quest Casino Exec Details Washington Sports Betting Progress
(Washington) -- The first steps to legalized sports betting in Washington have started, with four tribes in negotiations with the state to amend their compacts. The...

6/28/2020

article Suquamish, Port Gamble S'Klallam tribes sue insurance providers over COVID-19 coverage
(Washington) -- Both the Suquamish and Port Gamble S’Klallam tribes and their business arms have filed separate lawsuits against a group of insurance providers...

6/24/2020

article Washington State sports wagers unlikely this year
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gambling Commission (WGC) has warned industry players against hedging bets on any state-wide sports wagers arising in 2020. This...

6/23/2020

article Don’t Bet On It: Washington Sports Betting Won’t Launch This Year
(Washington) -- The takeaway from Tuesday’s Washington State Gambling Commission meeting is this: Don’t expect to be able to place legal sports bets in the...

5/28/2020

article The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe's casino-hotel will reopen on Monday. Here's how
(Washington) -- Chris Placentia gives a wave to the camera and on a connected screen his temperature floats above his head like a halo, flickering around 98 degrees. On...

5/26/2020

article 'Gamble with your money, not your life': Shoalwater Bay Casino plans safe reopening
(Washington) -- A software upgrade will allow the Shoalwater Bay Casino to reopen and create social distance between players, without having to remove any machines. On...

5/19/2020

article Casinos In Washington Reopen To Big Crowds
(Washington) -- What stay-at-home order? Hundreds lined up for the re-opening of the Emerald Queen Casino in Fife Monday morning. “People need to get out and have...

5/18/2020

article Casinos in western Washington reopen to big crowds
(Washington) -- What stay-at-home order? Hundreds lined up for the re-opening of the Emerald Queen Casino in Fife Monday morning. “People need to get out and have...
article Four more western Washington casinos reopen Monday
(Washington) -- Four more western Washington casinos are reopening Monday after two months of closure and despite concerns from the governor's office. The move comes...
article Little Creek, Red Wind casinos reopen to guests
(Washington) -- Little Creek, Red Wind casinos plan to reopen Monday Two Olympia area casinos — Little Creek Casino Resort near Shelton and Nisqually Red Wind...
article Three more tribal casinos re-open Monday despite Inslee's wishes
(Washington) -- If you re-open a casino on Washington tribal land - they will come. At 10 a.m. when the doors opened at the Emerald Queen Casino (EQC) in Fife, there was...

5/16/2020

article Little Creek, Red Wind Casinos Plan to Reopen Monday
(Washington) -- Two Olympia area casinos — Little Creek Casino Resort near Shelton and Nisqually Red Wind Casino — have announced they’ll reopen Monday...

5/15/2020

article More Washington casinos re-opening against Governor Inslee's wishes
(Washington) -- Three casinos have re-opened in Washington with more announcing plans to re-open soon. The Spokane Tribe Casino re-opened Wednesday to join Angel of the...
article DOI Was Wrong To OK Rival's Casino, Tribe Tells 9th Circ. (sub req)
(Washington) -- The Kalispel Tribe of Indians has asked the Ninth Circuit to overturn a lower court's dismissal of its suit challenging the government's approval of a...

5/14/2020

article As reopening continues amid coronavirus, Inslee says he’ll be confident going to a restaurant, but concerned about open casinos
(Washington) -- As Washington’s economy slowly reopens, Gov. Jay Inslee said he would “be very confident to go out to a restaurant” with new safety...
article More tribal casinos opening in Washington state, with coronavirus precautions
(Washington) -- More tribal casinos are opening around the region, with precautions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Puyallup, Suquamish, Squaxin Island...

5/6/2020

article Four Washington tribal casinos plan to reopen properties over the next two weeks
(Washington) -- Four tribal casinos in the state of Washington have announced plans to reopen this month after being closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus...
article Some tribal casinos slowly re-opening with new cleaning practices, safety measures
(Washington) -- Some tribes across the state of Washington said they can no longer afford to keep their casinos doors closed. Twenty-two tribes operate 29 casinos on...

5/5/2020

article Some tribal casinos reopen amid coronavirus pandemic, despite Washington state’s stay-home order
(Washington) -- To resuscitate tribal government budgets, some tribes around the region have opened their casinos and more will soon follow, including the Stillaguamish...
article Tribal governments, hobbled by casino closures related to coronavirus, eye reopening
(Washington) -- Tribal governments across the region shut down their casinos in mid-March because of the novel coronavirus pandemic – shutting off a major source...
article Washington tribal casino to reopen ahead of Gov.'s phased plan, others discuss best courses
(Washington) -- As Washington Gov. Jay Inslee considers how to reopen the state’s economy, tribal governments are also analyzing when and how to reopen their...

5/4/2020

article When will casinos reopen in Washington? Tribal governments weigh their options amid coronavirus
(Washington) -- Tribal governments across the region shut down their casinos in mid-March because of the novel coronavirus pandemic — shutting off a major source...

5/2/2020

article Statement on COVID-19 from Angel Of The Winds Casino Resort
(Washington) -- These continue to be unprecedented times and we are committed to make the necessary strides to ensure the health and wellness of our guests, Team Members...

4/30/2020

article BLOG: Washington State Tribes Eager to Reopen Casinos, Governor To Extend Stay-at-Home Order
(Washington) -- Several Washington state tribal gaming venues may try to reopen soon, after shuttering for several weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. One of these,...

4/28/2020

article Squaxin Island tribe’s Salish Cliffs reopens for golf with virus protections in place
(Washington) -- Salish Cliffs Golf Club near Shelton beat most other golf courses in Washington to the first tee on Tuesday, when it reopened for play nearly a full week...

4/21/2020

article Sports betting bill signed into law
(Washington) -- Native American tribal casinos may be closed across the state and the vast majority of major sports have been shut down worldwide, but tribes may get a...

4/20/2020

article Washington sports betting: Is legal sports betting available in Washington?
(Washington) -- Yes, sports betting in Washington is legal, but no sportsbook has officially launched yet. Democratic Governor Jay Inslee signed a sports betting bill...

4/7/2020

article Legal Sports Betting Still Faces Competition From Illegal Market; Low State Taxes Could Turn The Tide
(Washington) -- Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, states are moving quickly to legalize sports wagering. Indeed, just last month, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed...

3/31/2020

article Local casinos closed until at least mid-April
(Washington) -- Local casinos have been closed for several weeks now as tribes in the area help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and follow Gov. Jay Inslee's 'stay...
article Lucky Eagle Will Stay Closed Through April 14, Will Continue to Pay Staff
(Washington) -- The Chehalis Tribe’s Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel will remain closed through April 14 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Tribe...
article MORON ALERT: Washington state acted irresponsibly when legalizing in-person sports betting during coronavirus pandemic
(Washington) -- In a world which is changing rapidly before our very eyes, the only logical way to wager is by using legal sports betting sites to avoid spreading...

3/30/2020

article Lucky Eagle Will Stay Closed Through April 14, Will Continue to Pay Staff
(Washington) -- The Chehalis Tribe’s Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel will remain closed through April 14 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Tribe...

3/26/2020

article Expect more football than Fortnite as sports betting comes to Washington state tribal casinos
(Washington) -- Seattle sports fans may be able to place a legal bet on Russell Wilson’s pass completion rate during the Seahawks home opener this fall, but not...
article Inslee signs bill authorizing sports betting in Washington tribal casinos
(Washington) -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee this week signed into law a bill authorizing sports betting within Native American casinos. It’s unclear when sports...
article Sports Betting Now Legal In Washington, But Limited To Tribal Casinos
(Washington) -- Amid a widespread shutdown of athletic events, Washington has become the 21st state to legalize betting on sports. Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday signed...
article Washington governor signs bill allowing sports betting at tribal casinos
(Washington) -- In a bill signing ceremony on Wednesday, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a new bill that will allow sports betting to occur in tribal...
article Washington Sports Betting Bill Becomes Law Amid Game Drought, Legal Challenge Looms
(Washington) -- Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law a controversial bill that legalizes sports betting at tribal casinos Wednesday.
article Washington Sports Betting, Now Legal With Governor Signature
(Washington) -- Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed WA HB 2638 on Wednesday which authorizes sportsbooks to open in the state’s tribal casinos. But, it will...

3/25/2020

article Gov. Inslee signs bill allowing sports betting in Washington’s tribal casinos
(Washington) -- Native American tribal casinos, now closed statewide and losing millions of dollars daily due to coronavirus fears, got a boost Wednesday when Gov. Jay...
article It’s Official: Washington Governor Signs Sports Betting Bill
(Washington) -- Washington State became the first state to legalize sports betting in 2020 when Governor Jay Inslee signed ESHB 2638 into law Wednesday afternoon. The...
article Washington governor signs bill allowing sports betting
(Washington) -- A bill to allow sports gambling in Washington state, but only at tribal casinos, was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday. Inslee said the bill would...
article Washington Sports Betting First To Legalize In 2020 As Inslee Signs Bill
(Washington) -- Washington sports betting moved to the front of the line for legalization in 2020 on Wednesday. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law ESHB 2638,...
article With bill signed, sports betting is coming to tribal casinos
(Washington) -- It will soon be possible in Washington to bet on college and professional sporting events, but only at tribal casinos. Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday...

3/17/2020

article Coronavirus prompts closures at both tribal casinos in Kitsap County
(Washington) -- Both tribal casinos in Kitsap announced temporary closures on Monday along with a wave of other similar moves at casinos throughout western Washington as...
article Most large casinos closing in Western Washington
(Washington) -- As Gov. Jay Inslee announced on Sunday the closure of restaurants, bars, hair salons, movie theaters and a number of other businesses to help stop the...
article Snoqualmie, Tulalip, Emerald Queen casinos temporarily close in coronavirus response
(Washington) -- Several tribes will close their casinos to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Washington state. Announced closures include: Puyallup Tribe of Indians...
article Some tribes shutting down casinos to slow spread of coronavirus
(Washington) -- As of noon on Tuesday, Quinault Beach Resort & Casino in Ocean Shores and the Shoalwater Bay Casino in Tokeland are still open and running, but that...
article Swinomish, Skagit casinos close through end of month
(Washington) -- Skagit County's two casinos closed Tuesday through the end of the month, aligning with state Department of Health rules aimed at reducing the spread...
article Tribes shutting down casinos to slow spread of coronavirus
(Washington) -- To protect their people and the public from the coronavirus outbreak, the Suquamish, Puyallup, Tulalip, Muckleshoot, Lummi, Cowlitz and Jamestown S...

3/16/2020

article Some Puget Sound region tribes shutting down casinos to slow spread of coronavirus
(Washington) -- To protect their people and the public from the coronavirus outbreak, the Suquamish, Puyallup, Tulalip, Muckleshoot and Lummi tribes announced Monday...
article Suquamish Tribe closes Clearwater Casino Resort to prevent spread of COVID-19
(Washington) -- Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Suquamish Tribe announced Monday that its Clearwater Casino Resort will be closing for two weeks. The casino closure...
article Tulalip, Stilly tribes close gaming facilities
(Washington) -- The Tulalip Tribes will be closing all gaming operations through March 31. Tribal chairwoman Teri Gobin announced March 16 that the Tulalip Resort Casino...
press release Chehalis Tribe and Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel Decide to Suspend Operations Through the End of the Month
(Washington) -- The Chehalis Tribe has made the decision to close the Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel and suspend all operations through the end of the month, according to...

3/10/2020

article Washington Tribal-Only Sports Betting Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk
(Washington) -- A sports betting bill that passed the Washington state Senate and House has been sent to the desk of Governor Jay Inslee. If Gov. Inslee inks his...

3/9/2020

article House, Senate pass bill allowing sports betting in Washington state tribal casinos
(Washington) -- The Washington House this past weekend passed legislation legalizing sports betting in Washington state’s tribal casinos. House Bill 2638 on...
article Washington Sports Betting Bill Will Go To Governor, Allows In-Person Wagering Only
(Washington) -- The Washington House of Representatives on Saturday gave concurrence to a measure legalizing sports betting, but with limitations: It’s only for in...

3/8/2020

article Senate approves sports gambling at tribal casinos
(Washington) -- Washington moved closer to allowing residents to bet on professional sporting events at tribal casinos this week, after the Senate passed the latest...

3/7/2020

article THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW: Don’t give tribal casinos a monopoly on sports betting
(Washington) -- There’s an urgent situation in Washington state that requires emergency legislation, according to the Legislature. Not the coronavirus outbreak,...

3/6/2020

article Senate approves sports gambling at tribal casinos
(Washington) -- Washington moved closer to allowing residents to bet on professional sporting events at tribal casinos this week, after the Senate passed the latest...
article Senate passes sports gambling bill for Washington state tribal casinos
(Washington) -- In a vote to expand gambling in this state beyond anything seen in decades, the Washington Senate late Thursday night approved an emergency bill...
article Washington On Cusp of Legalizing Sports Betting, But Not For Mobile Wagering
(Washington) -- With one more vote, and the stroke of a pen, Washington State will be the first to legalize sports betting in 2020. Late Thursday night, the Senate...
article Washington Sports Betting Bill Passes Senate, But Trouble Looms
(Washington) -- A much-debated Washington sports betting bill that limits sportsbooks to tribal casinos passed the Senate late Thursday night. The bill moves closer to...

3/4/2020

article Washington tribal sports betting bill set to be discussed by full Senate
(Washington) -- Proposed legislation on sports gambling in Washington state tribal casinos has been forwarded to a full Senate vote by week’s end despite concerns...

3/3/2020

article Bill to allow sports gambling in Wash. state moves to Senate
(Washington) -- A bill to allow sports gambling in Washington state, but only at Indian casinos, has been approved by a state Senate committee despite concerns about a...
article Sports Betting Continues Its March Through Washington Senate
(Washington) -- The Washington Senate’s Ways and Means Executive Committee kept a tribal-only sports betting measure moving forward Monday, but not before it...

3/2/2020

article Sports gambling bill heads to final Washington state Senate vote despite calls for statewide referendum
(Washington) -- Proposed legislation on sports gambling in Washington state tribal casinos has been forwarded to a full Senate vote by week’s end despite concerns...
article Washington Sports Betting Bill Excluding Mobile Wagering May Head To Senate Floor
(Washington) -- The question of whether or not Washington lawmakers should approve sports betting on tribal gaming premises only versus a more inclusive online model was...
article MORON ALERT: Maverick Gaming Prepared to Spend Millions to Thwart Washington State Tribal-Only Sports Betting Bill
(Washington) -- Maverick Gaming has vowed to spend “$20 to $30 million” to block a bill in Washington state that would authorize sports betting at tribal...

3/1/2020

article That drag queen charity bingo is so dangerous, it’s a felony
(Washington) -- When the state called Benjimen Blair in for questioning, he decided it might not be prudent to come dressed as his drag queen alter ego, Sylvia O’...

2/29/2020

article Maverick Gaming employees become first casino workers to unionize in Washington State
(Washington) -- Casinos aren't built on winners, but according to Maverick Gaming workers, they are run by them. After a crushing 98 percent vote by labor, Maverick...
article Opponents of tribal-only sports gambling legislation vow to spend millions to block it from becoming law
(Washington) -- As public hearings opened Friday ahead of sending an emergency sports gambling bill for the state’s Native American tribal casinos to a final...
article It’s a good bet sports gambling soon will be allowed at tribal casinos. What’s next?
(Washington) -- I bet I can finish writing this column in the next hour. Anyone want to take up the other side of that bet? That traffic light up ahead: What’s the...
article Casinos, Card Rooms Likely to Prioritize Disinfection as Washington State Sees Coronavirus Death
(Washington) -- Washington state had the first fatal US case of COVID-19 virus as West Coast casinos and card rooms apparently will need to take steps and make plans to...

2/27/2020

article Bill allowing sports gambling at Tribal casinos worries other casino workers
(Washington) -- Small casinos say the state is picking winners after Washington lawmakers passed a bill allowing Tribal casinos to take bets on different sporting events...
article Strom Peterson's gamble: Sports betting in tribal facilities
(Washington) -- Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds) is betting that citizens want legalize gambling. On Feb.13, the Washington House of Representatives passed legislation...

2/26/2020

article Tribal casino sports betting bill advances in Legislature
(Washington) -- A bill to allow Washington tribal casinos to offer betting on sports events is moving forward in the Legislature. The Senate Labor and Commerce Committee...

2/25/2020

article Tribal-Only Washington Sports Betting Bill Takes Next Step
(Washington) -- The Washington sports betting bill that would limit sportsbooks to tribal casinos took another step toward legalization Monday. HB 2638 was referred to...

2/24/2020

article Sports gambling legislation is one step closer to becoming law after Senate committee vote — despite opposition to the bill’s fast-tracking
(Washington) -- An emergency bill to legalize sports wagering within Washington state’s Native American tribal casinos is now effectively one step from a full...
article Tribal casino sports betting bill advances in Legislature
(Washington) -- A bill to allow Washington tribal casinos to offer betting on sports events is moving forward in the Legislature. The Senate Labor and Commerce Committee...
article Tribal leaders testify on sports wagering legislation
(Washington) -- Tribal leaders spoke out Monday in support of House Bill 2638, which would authorize sports wagering in tribal-state gaming compacts. The tribe would...
article Washington State Senate Committee Advances Tribal-Only Sports Betting Bill Despite Strong Opposition
(Washington) -- Washington State moved closer Monday to pass sweeping legislation that would authorize legalized sports betting on a tribal-only basis, on premises only...
article KALDOR: Limit sports betting to tribal casinos
(Washington) -- In 2018, the US Supreme Court opened the door to sports betting in states across the country. Since then, our legislature has been working thoughtfully...
article TOMPKINS: Licensed card rooms should be allowed to offer sports betting
(Washington) -- The responsible and regulated gaming industry in our state is experiencing significant change that is already benefiting Washington residents. As a...

2/23/2020

article Editorial: Sports betting legislation throws away chance at tax dollars
(Washington) -- Every morning, readers of the Yakima Herald-Republic can turn to Page 2A and read the most recent results from Washington’s Lottery drawings. Mega...

2/21/2020

article It’s not a sure bet: Our state’s first venture into sports betting looks to give all profits to tribal casinos
(Washington) -- Among the various pieces of legislation facing lawmakers in Olympia this session, sports betting took a front seat on Feb. 13. In a quickly arranged...

2/19/2020

article In Our View: Blowing the whistle on sports-gambling bill
(Washington) -- A bill in the Legislature that would allow for sports gambling in Washington is discriminatory and should be rejected. While it appears inevitable that...

2/17/2020

article Sports betting bill easily passes House, heads to Senate
(Washington) -- The odds in favor of sports betting becoming legal at tribal casinos in Washington got substantially better last week as the House passed a proposal with...

2/16/2020

article Commentary: Progress of sports gambling bill is exciting but leaves many questions on the table
(Washington) -- We start tonight with this picture of a brick wall, which is normally what I want to bang my head against when it comes to anything involving the...
article How They Voted: Local Lawmakers Decide on Sports Betting, Default Children’s Meal Drinks and More
(Washington) -- State lawmakers introduced nearly 4,000 bills over the past two legislative sessions, but as of last Tuesday’s cutoff deadline for voting bills out...

2/15/2020

article Expansion of sports gambling at Indian casinos moves forward in Legislature
(Washington) -- By a large margin, the state House of Representatives on Thursday night approved a bill to allow legal sports gambling, but only at tribal casinos. An...
article Sports betting bill easily passes House, heads to Senate
(Washington) -- The odds in favor of sports betting becoming legal at tribal casinos in Washington got substantially better Thursday evening as the House passed a...
article Sports gambling bill passes Washington state House
(Washington) -- A bill allowing sports gambling in Washington's tribal casinos was approved by the state House. The 83-14 Thursday night vote on House Bill 2638 came...

2/14/2020

article A sports-gambling bill passed in the state House last night. Here’s how close it is to becoming law in Washington.
(Washington) -- A quickly arranged full Washington state House floor vote on a bill to allow sports gambling in the state’s tribal casinos was overwhelmingly...
article Sports gambling bill passes in nighttime Washington state full House vote
(Washington) -- The Washington state House has passed a bill to allow sports gambling in the state’s tribal casinos in a quickly arranged vote Thursday night and...
article Washington House Says ‘Yes’ To Tribal-Only Sports Betting Without Statewide Mobile Wagering
(Washington) -- Washington State is poised to become the first state in the West to legalize sports betting after the House overwhelmingly approved substitute HB 2368,...

2/12/2020

article Sports gambling may come to Washington by spring after latest approval
(Washington) -- Washington State lawmakers are in the process of reviewing two sports gambling bills – one in the House and one in the Senate – in hopes of...
article State bill to allow casino sports betting advances in Olympia
(Washington) -- The chance to bet on sporting events is a step closer to reality in Washington state after a House appropriations committee approved a bill allowing...
article Washington House Committee Moves Tribal-Only Sports Betting Bill
(Washington) -- With only about six hours remaining before a key legislative deadline, Washington State lawmakers on Tuesday night moved a tribal-only sports betting...

2/11/2020

article Bill to legalize sports gambling in Washington state advances to potential final House vote
(Washington) -- Legalized sports gambling within Washington state’s tribal casinos took another step Tuesday toward becoming reality this year. A House...
article Committee passes plan to limit sports betting to tribal casinos
(Washington) -- The plan to make sports betting legal today won a key vote at the State Legislature, but the battle isn't over. SHB 2638 passed out of the House...

2/10/2020

article Washington State Could Be First In West To Legalize In 2020
(Washington) -- If you take Nevada out of the mix, the West has been slower than the East, Midwest or South to embrace legal sports betting since the Supreme Court...

2/6/2020

article Sports gambling takes next step toward legalization in Washington state
(Washington) -- Some form of legalized sports betting in Washington state appears closer than ever after two legislative votes in recent days moved proposed companion...

2/1/2020

article It’s time for Washington to legalize sports gambling
(Washington) -- The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and it is estimated that $400 million will be legally gambled on the game in the United States. But there will be many...

1/31/2020

article Sports Betting Showdown In Washington State: Tribes Vs. Commercial Interests
(Washington) -- Karen Keiser, Chair of the Washington State Senate’s Labor and Commerce Committee graciously referred to Thursday’s hearing on legal sports...

1/30/2020

article Pair Of Sports Betting Bills Introduced In Washington State
(Washington) -- Two bills that would legalize sports betting at Indian casinos in Washington State were introduced into the legislature this month.
article Push to allow online sports betting in Washington state
(Washington) -- A owner of a company that owns 19 private gambling rooms across Washington state on Thursday spoke in support of a bill that would authorize sports...
article State Senate hears bill to allow online sports betting
(Washington) -- A owner of a company that owns 19 private gambling rooms across Washington state on Thursday spoke in support of a bill that would authorize sports...

1/28/2020

article Washington House considers legalized betting on some sporting events
(Washington) -- Betting on Sunday’s Super Bowl is illegal in Washington, but in the future it wouldn’t be under a proposal being considered by a House...
article Washington Legislature Considering Allowing Sports Betting In Casinos
(Washington) -- Bills to allow sports betting at Indian casinos in Washington state, including events like the Super Bowl and the World Series, have been introduced in...
article Washington state considers legislation that would protect gaming apps from gambling lawsuits
(Washington) -- Washington lawmakers are debating legislation that would shield many of the state’s smartphone game companies from class-action gambling lawsuits.

1/22/2020

article Sports Betting The Talk Of Washington State
(Washington) -- From Olympia in the west to the Northern Quest tribal casino in the east, legal sports gambling has become a hot topic in Washington State. In the three...

1/20/2020

article MORON ALERT: Maverick Gaming backs calls for legal sports betting in Washington State
(Washington) -- Las Vegas headquartered Maverick Gaming has voiced its support for a fully regulated and taxed land-based and mobile sports betting system in Washington...

1/17/2020

article Maverick Gaming CEO: Success for Washington State sports betting legislation ‘may not happen’ this year
(Washington) -- Maverick Gaming CEO Eric Persson said the Las Vegas company’s efforts to bring sports betting to the state of Washington this year may not be...
article New legislative push seeks to legalize sports gambling in Washington
(Washington) -- A company owning nearly half Washington’s “card-room” casinos threw its support Friday behind a new legislative push to legalize sports...

1/16/2020

article Washington State Suddenly Awash In Sports Betting Bills
(Washington) -- Two tribal sports betting bills have been filed in the Washington state legislature in the last two days, and both include the college “carve out...
article What Are The Prospects For New Washington Sports Betting Bills?
(Washington) -- An initiative to get Washington sports betting is underway in the legislature but one man behind the bill doesn’t expect passage this year. The...

11/18/2019

article COLUMN: Casinos are a continually expanding aspect of our local economy
(Washington) -- We here at The Index rarely write about casinos, and I can’t say that I personally look forward to spending time in a windowless hallway crammed...
article Pasco Washington Tribal Casino Possible if Land Placed in Trust
(Washington) -- The Pasco, Washington State region could get a tribal gaming venue if 184 acres are eventually approved by the US government for federal trust status...

11/17/2019

article Tribes consider a Pasco casino, maybe a water park, after signing agreement with city
(Washington) -- The city of Pasco and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation are cooperating as tribal work advances toward creating a casino or other...

11/3/2019

article Stillaguamish Tribe unveils long-awaited 'Xpansion' of casino
(Washington) -- The Stillaguamish Tribe just celebrated the grand opening of an expansion at its gaming facility in Washington. The "Xpansion" debuted last...

11/2/2019

article Tackle the Insane Terrain to Little Creek Casino Resort’s Christmas Market
(Washington) -- It seems like the holidays come at us a little faster every year. Whether your road to the New Year is paved with good intentions or full of twists and...

10/29/2019

article Angel of the Winds completes expansion
(Washington) -- The Stillaguamish Tribe cut the ribbon to a major expansion to their Angel of the Winds casino on Oct. 24 that includes restaurants, a concert space, a...

10/22/2019

article Checking Into What MLB Told Washington State Regulators About Sports Betting
(Washington) -- Major League Baseball‘s vision for what sports betting in Washington state might look like if a genie granted wishes played out earlier this month. The...

9/30/2019

article Area casinos invest millions of dollars to up the entertainment ante in the region
(Washington) -- When it comes to the region's casino resorts, it's a mistake to think if you've seen one you've seen them all. All Have Unique Attributes...
press release Little Creek Casino Resort Seeks Advertising Agency Proposals through RFP
(California) -- Little Creek Casino Resort Seeks Advertising Agency Proposals through RFP Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, WA is seeking proposals for an advertising...

9/21/2019

article Casino-cheating crew: Expect to lose if these three wanted suspects are at your Craps table
(Washington) -- If there is one thing I hate more than thieves — it’s a cheater — especially when it comes to gambling. I don’t play very often,...

9/18/2019

article Gambler accused of cheating Washington casino out of nearly $40K
(Washington) -- A gambler is charged with cheating a Washington casino out of more than $38,000 after his alleged sleight of hand was caught on camera.

9/11/2019

article Angel Of The Winds opens first phase of $60 million expansion
(Washington) -- Angel of the Winds Casino’s $60 million, 300,000-square-foot expansion is nearly complete — and parts are already open. The Stillaguamish...

9/10/2019

article BLOG: Kick Fall Into High Gear at Little Creek Casino Resort
(Washington) -- Summer’s lazy days fade into the rush of autumn. School starts and the holiday calendar starts ramping up through the end of the year. Burn off...

8/23/2019

article Las Vegas company continues Washington casino expansion
(Washington) -- A small Las Vegas company is continuing to make its mark on the Washington casino industry with the announcement of six purchase agreements for...

8/22/2019

article Stars Group withdraws PokerStars VR petition in Washington State over social casino uncertainty
(Washington) -- The Stars Group (TSG) has withdrawn a petition asking the Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC) to acknowledge that its PokerStars VR game is not...

8/11/2019

article NRA Foundation asks to raise more money in Washington raffles. Not yet, says state gambling commission.
(Washington) -- In recent years, Washington state regulators have lifted a cap to allow the National Rifle Association Foundation to raise more money than law allows...

8/9/2019

article Angel of the Winds Casino: A sneak peek at resort’s game-changing expansion
(Washington) -- With a huge expansion at Angel of the Winds Casino nearing completion, change is in the winds that reaches from the enlarged gaming floor to the first...
article Washington Gambling Commission Tells NRA Foundation 'No' For Now On Raising Gun Raffle Limit
(Washington) -- Washington Gambling Commission Tells NRA Foundation 'No' For Now On Raising Gun Raffle LimitWashington Gambling Commission Tells NRA Foundation...

7/28/2019

article EDITORIAL: You can bet Legislature will eye sports wagering
(Washington) -- Washington lawmakers managed to avoid the question of legalized sports betting during this year’s session, but the issue is unlikely to go away. In...

7/20/2019

article Washington gambling chief sees black market explosion when sports betting is legalized
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gambling Commission is bracing for sweeping changes as the Legislature heads toward a second year of debate about whether to approve...

7/10/2019

article The economic impact of tribal gaming in Washington state
(Washington) -- Class III Indian casinos are the dominant form of Washington State Gambling Commission-regulated of gambling in the state, accounting for $2.32 billion,...
article Washington to hold hearings on sports betting regulation
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gambling Commission is seeking public input on the future of sports gambling in Washington, including discussion of three bills that...

6/17/2019

article Maverick Gaming closes on purchase of Nevada Gold; deal includes nine Washington State card rooms
(Washington) -- After revealing in August 2018 that it was in “exclusive discussions” to sell the company, Las Vegas-based Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (...
press release Washington Tribes Celebrate 20 Years of Machine Style Gaming in Pacific NW
(Washington) -- Twenty years ago, Appendix X brought the Tribal Lottery System and machine-style gaming to Washington. Tribes will celebrate the positive community,...

6/6/2019

article Women shape tribal enterprises in the INW
(Washington) -- Women in leadership roles in two Spokane-area Native American economic development organizations say their tribes are recognizing the benefit of diverse...

5/19/2019

article Commentary: One year later, little progress on sports betting in the state of Washington is disappointing
(Washington) -- One year ago this week, a U.S. Supreme Court decision essentially gave individual states the power to legalize sports gambling within their borders. And...

5/17/2019

article Legal sports betting might be years away in Washington, even as other states move ahead
(Washington) -- A year after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that banned sports gambling, residents of eight states are legally betting on...

5/3/2019

article Washington to create a statewide no-play list to help gambling addicts
(Washington) -- Washington lawmakers are trying to step up efforts to address gambling addiction and ensure the resources are available for those in crisis. Governor...

4/26/2019

article B.C.'s Great Canadian Gaming sells Washington casinos for $56 million
(Washington) -- Great Canadian Gaming is getting out of the casino business in the United States. The Coquitlam-headquartered casino operator, which owns 10 casinos in B...
article Maverick Gaming acquires three small casinos in the Seattle area
(Washington) -- Las Vegas-based Maverick Gaming said Friday it acquired three cardroom casinos in the Seattle area that were owned by Great American Gaming Corp., the...

4/12/2019

article American nation that operates a casino in Washington state
(Washington) -- A Native American nation that operates a casino in Washington state filed suit against Valve Software, accusing the gaming giant of fostering illegal...

3/29/2019

article Washington Gambling Commission Issues Warning
(Washington) -- Since the overturning of the 1992 PASPA Act by the Supreme Court last May, sports betting had been spreading across the US as states from New Jersey to...

3/27/2019

article Massive expansion under way at Angel of the Winds Casino
(Washington) -- It’s got all the bells and whistles of a modern casino, but Angel of the Winds Casino Resort near Arlington has been adding new features almost...
article Washington Gambling Commission Warns Gamblers
(Washington) -- If you’re in Washington and often or occasionally participate in office sports betting pool with your colleagues or you’ve been a fan of...

3/18/2019

article Washington Lawmaker Looks to Legalize Tribal Sports Betting
(Washington) -- Washington might not be the next state to join the list of eight American states with fully legalized sports gambling, but Washington lawmakers are...

3/17/2019

article Washington State Bill May Legalize Tribal Online Sports Betting
(Washington) -- A bill recently introduced in Washington State would make sports betting legal. This includes online sports gambling. This likely comes as good news for...

3/11/2019

press release Omnico announces Lucky Eagle deal as part of US casino strategy
(Washington) -- The Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel in the US state of Washington has signed up with Ominico so that it can seamlessly connect its offers and promotions,...

2/24/2019

article Other Papers Say: Sports gambling bill a good bet
(Washington) -- Are we going to try our best in this space to avoid employing cringe-worthy puns when analyzing a bill working its way through the state Legislature to...

2/23/2019

article Bill authorizes sports betting at tribal casinos in Washington
(Washington) -- A bill introduced in the Washington Legislature authorizes tribes to engage in sports betting at their gaming facilities. HB 1975 restricts such wagers...

2/19/2019

article Editorial: Bill to legalize sports gambling in the state might be a good bet
(Washington) -- Are we going to try our best in this space to avoid employing cringe-worthy puns when analyzing a bill working its way through the state Legislature to...

2/16/2019

article BLOG: Washington State Looking To Bring Sports Betting To Tribal Casinos
(Washington) -- Washington Representative Eric Pettigrew (D-District 37) believes that sports betting should be added to the list of gaming options that are offered at...

2/13/2019

article Washington latest to consider sports betting legalization
(Washington) -- In Washington, legislation was reportedly introduced late last week that seeks to give sportsbetting aficionados in the western state the ability to...

2/12/2019

article Sports betting could be coming to Washington state – at tribal casinos
(Washington) -- Washington could soon be welcoming sports betting – at a limited capacity. House Bill 1975, introduced last Friday and sponsored by several state leaders...
article Animal Care: Washington State Sports Betting Bill Would Fund Horse Racing, Exclude Fishing Derbies
(Washington) -- A new sports betting bill in Washington State that seeks to legalize sports betting and fund horse-racing activities was filed Monday. The bill, HB 1992...
article Bill introduced to legalize sports gambling in Washington tribal casinos
(Washington) -- Eight Washington state lawmakers have sponsored a bill that calls for professional and college sports wagering to be legalized within tribal gaming...
article Washington State Bill Would Authorize Tribal Online Sports Betting in Only US Jurisdiction That Criminalizes Players
(Washington) -- A bill introduced in the Washington State legislature this week would legalize sports betting –- including online sports betting — at the...

2/11/2019

article Proposed bill would legalize sports gambling in Washington state’s tribal casinos
(Washington) -- A bill introduced last Friday would legalize sports betting in the state's tribal gaming casinos and include online gaming within those same facilities...

12/28/2018

article Horse Racing looks for ways to survive in Washington state
(Washington) -- Now that sports betting is being allowed on a state-by-state basis, the diminishing industry of horse racing could be prosperous once again as advocates...

11/19/2018

article Sports betting: Would it hurt or help Washington’s horse-racing industry?
(Washington) -- When the U.S. Supreme Court held the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) unconstitutional in May 2018, it left the decision whether or...

8/21/2018

article 3 myths about the Washington state lottery
(Washington) -- Retired school teacher Michael Hobson is displeased by how much his property tax is increasing, even though lawmakers did it to fully fund public schools...

7/5/2018

article Washington ban belies national efforts to license online poker
(Washington) -- Local poker players have hope for the first time in a dozen years, as legal rumblings at the national level are putting pressure on Washington state...

6/28/2018

article Tribe-to-tribe venture to see Sauk Suiattle Tribe casino open in Sept.
(Washington) -- The nearly 300-member Sauk Suiattle Indian Tribe will open its long-awaited casino this summer in Darrington, Washington, about 80 miles northwest of...

6/27/2018

article Last Chance Casino: Balancing Commerce and Culture
(Washington) -- The small Tribe of Sauk-Suiattle currently has just over three hundred members, but they’ve got big plans. The Sauk-Suiattles are putting in a nine...

6/21/2018

article Little Creek Casino Resort’s 2018 Wine & Jazz Festival
(Washington) -- Little Creek Casino Resort’s Wine & Jazz Festival returns to the South Puget Sound on Saturday, July 14 at 6 p.m. featuring an array of jazz...

6/17/2018

article 'Sovereign nation helping sovereign nation': Sauk-Suiattle Tribe finally opening casino
(Washington) -- The Sauk-Suiattle Tribe is getting into the gaming industry for the first time thanks to a fellow Indian nation. The Last Chance Casino and Bingo in...

6/15/2018

article New Tribal Casino to Open in Western Washington in September
(Washington) -- A small, rural tribe in Washington State announced the development of a new casino near Darrington. After several attempts at opening their own gaming...
article Sauk Suiattle Tribe is building a casino near Darrington
(Washington) -- The Sauk Suiattle Indian Tribe plans to open a casino, bingo hall and cafe this summer. Last Chance Casino and Bingo is under construction at 5318 Chief...

6/8/2018

article Memories of Playfair are bittersweet, as fans of former Spokane horse track find other venues
(Washington) -- When Playfair closed the gates on its final meet on Dec. 17, 2000, local racing fans were forced to find other outlets to follow their favorite sport....

6/3/2018

article Could sports betting be in Washington state's future?
(Washington) -- With 20 states around the country making moves toward allowing sports betting thanks to a May 14 Supreme Court decision, some lawmakers in Olympia hope...

5/26/2018

article BLOG: Home from Home: Casinos
(Washington) -- Germany is famous for its stylish casinos in Baden-Baden, Wiesbaden, and a few other cities. They used to be part of the Grand Tour rich Americans...

5/20/2018

article Commentary: Legalized sports betting in WA state is the no-brainer that probably won’t ever happen
(Washington) -- Last Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a federal law that had effectively banned sports betting in most states. All states now have the right to...

5/9/2018

article Immerse yourself in Waves of Perfection at Little Creek Casino Resort
(Washington) -- No matter where you live, as Americans we’re surrounded by a vast array of backgrounds and ethnicities. One of the best—and tastiest—...

5/7/2018

article Washington State Gambling Commission arrests 4 in soccer betting ring
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gambling Commission says its agents have arrested four people in an illegal soccer betting ring in Wenatchee.

5/5/2018

article Suquamish business arm considers new entertainment venue in Kitsap
(Washington) -- Port Madison Enterprises, the economic development arm of the Suquamish Tribe, is dipping its toe into expanding its concert offerings with the long-term...
article Gambling Commission arrests 4 in Wenatchee soccer betting ring
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gambling Commission said its agents have arrested four people in an illegal soccer betting ring in Wenatchee.

4/28/2018

article Tribes with casinos just a couple of miles apart step up their food game
(Washington) -- The Kalispel Tribe and the Spokane Tribe are competing for gamblers' dollars and their taste buds too. The tribes operate casinos just a couple of...

4/21/2018

article Washington Lottery official ousted after probe
(Washington) -- The deputy director of Washington's Lottery has been ousted following an outside investigation into ethics complaints that found he and other lottery...
article Help ID burglar giving new meaning to ‘going bust’ at casino
(Washington) -- A big night at a Spokane casino for this guy. Problem is — the casino was closed and he broke in by hurling a brick through a window. A camera...

4/20/2018

article How the Ninth Circuit Big Fish Casino decision could impact online free casino offerings across the U.S
(Washington) -- Virtually every significant gaming operator in the United States has some form of “free to play” online casino offering. Because no purchase...

4/17/2018

article DoubleDown owner DoubleU hits back at Washington lawsuit
(Washington) -- Seoul-listed DoubleU Games has refuted claims that it offers illegal gambling products via its DoubleDown Interactive social casino subsidiary.

4/16/2018

article Commissioners OK board appointments
(Washington) -- The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved several appointments in recent months.

4/12/2018

article Gaming Law in Washington State: Court Rules that Virtual Chips are “Things of Value”
(Washington) -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently rendered a decision based on the State of Washington’s gamling law, known as the...
article Four Gaming Companies Hit With Illegal Gambling Lawsuits
(Washington) -- Four gaming companies have been hit with lawsuits this week. Allegations against the four gaming companies constitutes illegal gambling activities...

4/2/2018

article State Gambling Commission uncovers corruption at Macau Casino
(Washington) -- The State Gambling Commission says a couple was arrested and the Macau Casino’s general manager had his gambling license suspended amid suspicions...

4/1/2018

article Casino loan shark preyed on gambling addicts, authorities say
(Washington) -- An employee at a Washington state casino provided loans with exorbitant interest rates and often targeted patrons and employees with gambling problems,...

1/23/2018

article Chris Stearns: The healthy state of tribal gaming in Washington
(Washington) -- Tribal Gaming generated $31.2 billion in 2016, as reported by the National Indian Gaming Commission, yet many people outside of the United States are...

1/19/2018

article Belleville brings in another $736,000 in cash from casino
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has issued the third quarter cheque to the City of Belleville, for hosting the Shorelines Casino. The city is...

12/1/2017

article Washington Owners-Breeders Back Added Gaming at Emerald
(Washington) -- The Washington Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association supports an initial plan that would allow Emerald Downs' owner, the Muckleshoot Indian...

10/13/2017

article OP/ED: Tribe could expand its possibilities
(Washington) -- I would like to see the Muckleshoot Tribe develop a first-class regional resort on all of that land they own adjacent to the casino. They could build a...

10/11/2017

article Washington state Lottery director calls women “criers,” report says
(Washington) -- An outside investigation into complaints of a hostile workplace at the Washington state Lottery has found that the agency’s director treats female...

8/28/2017

article Washington State Looking at HB1114 for Online Gambling
(Washington) -- The state of Washington could be the next state to legalize online gambling activities. The US state profits and licenses every other form of gambling...

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